Worth Any Price (Unabridged)
by Lisa Kleypas
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Nick Gentry is reputed to be the most skillful lover in all England. Known for solving delicate situations, he is hired to seek out Miss Charlotte Howard. He believes his mission will be easily accomplished – but that was before he met the lady in question. For instead of a willful female, he discovers one in desperate circumstances, hiding from a man who would destroy her very soul. So Nick shockingly offers her a very different kind of proposition – one he has never offered before.He asks her to be his bride. And he knows that this will be much more than a union in name only. For he senses what Charlotte does not yet know – that her appetite for sensuality matches his own. But what Nick learns surprises him. For while London’s most notorious lover might claim Charlotte’s body, he quickly discovers it will take much more than passion to win her love.
I've read 3 Lisa Kleypas book now and Worth Any Price was by far and away my favorite! And I always listen to them. I actually buy about 2 audiobooks a month and I'm picky about not only the author but the reader too. The previous review on this book almost made me look for another title but after previewing it I decided to buy anyway. And I'm soooo glad I did!! While this particular reader isn't my absolute favorite I found her smooth and talented. She changed voices well and did Nick's voice very well. I was not at all put off by her lack of inflection during the narration but found her voice soothing and unaffected.
Back to the story, this was a fun, steamy read. No huge surprises or nail-biting suspense but it was sexy and exciting. And as always, Ms. Kleypas delivers it all with immense class and careful attention to historical details. Loved this book and will definitely listen again!
Not Worth Any Price
I was excited to make this purchase because I enjoy reading Lisa Kleypas' books and thought an audiobook would be a pleasant change. Unfortunately, within the first few sentances of the narration, I regretted my purchase. I found the narrator's voice grating, specifically the "sing songy" manner in which she narrated (this was not apparent in the Preview). She used the same inflections in her voice and tone for every sentence without variation and it was unbearable to listen to past the prologue. I did not get past the first 10 minutes before I had to abandon the auidobook altogether. I was disappointed by this because I expected to get the same enjoyment out of listening that I did reading one of Ms. Kleypas' works. That was not the case here. I would suggest reading this work over the audiobook with this narrator (Susan Duerden). Given that the audiobook is 3x the cost of the paperback, I expected this to be "Worth Any Price" and it wasn't.